Catherine De Medici - The Black Queen of France Documentary

  • Published 3 months ago
  • Not Rated

Catherine de' Medici was a French and Italian noblewoman born into the Medici family. She was Queen of France from 1547 to 1559 by marriage to King Henry II and the mother of French Kings Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III.
She is best known for being queen consort of Henry II of France and regent of France. She is also known for her involvement in the Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day, part of the Catholic-Huguenot Wars.
She would do anything to keep her family in power, including using poison and black magic. Because Catherine was responsible for a nation-wide killing spree during her rule, she earned the nickname, the Black Queen.
Catherine died on January 5, 1589, at 69 years of age. Because Paris was held by enemies of the crown at the time, she was buried previously at Blois.
Eight months later, her son, King Henry III was stabbed to death.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

billionaire's row
youtube icon

Billionaires' Row is a set of ultra-luxury residential skyscrapers, constructed or in development, that are arrayed roughly along the southern end of Central Park in Manhattan, New...

  • 222
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
karl and tina village life
youtube icon

Some people enjoy the urban neighborhood. And then there are those who want a quiet and peaceful life that the village offers.Such is the case with German couple Karl and Tina. The...

  • 138
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
munich 72 massacre
youtube icon

Munich, 1972. The Olympic Games have begun. The Olympic village is peaceful. Until, in the early morning of 5 September, Palestinian terrorists take 11 members of the Israeli team ...

  • 274
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
vladimir putin documentary
youtube icon

In this 2015 documentary, FRONTLINE traces Vladimir Putin’s ascent from unemployed spy to modern-day czar, and investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that hav...

  • 684
  • 8 months ago
  • Not Rated

4,866 Videos / 18,306,366 Views

Related Articles
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group tracing its ancestry mainly to India’s...
  • 1,108
  • 7 months ago
The former Queen emphasized her image of “Virgin Queen”. She portrayed herself as a monarch who put the stability an...
  • 1,769
  • 1 year ago
Born between 1880 and 1885, Gongor was the giant of the 20th century. His real name is Pureviin Gongor. Öndör suffered...
  • 2,062
  • 1 year ago
Kepler did incorporate religious arguments and reasoning into his work. He got motivated by the religious conviction and...
  • 2,924
  • 1 year ago